May 192019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
High is supposed to be 92° with light winds and only a 10% chance of rain

Thankful…
For today off work, going to spend some time with my family, and that my oldest grandson got another job that he seems to like a lot more than his old one

Reading…
I decided to buy a copy of the hardcover of  I Ain’t Doin’ It: Unfiltered Thoughts From a Sarcastic Southern Sweetheart by Heather Land instead of borrowing it from the library

Listening To…
Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks

Books Needing Reviewed…
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Who Laid the Egg? by Audrey Sauble
I’m Fine And Neither Are You by Camille Pagan
Postcards From A Stranger by Imogen Clark

I seriouslyy need to get these reviews caught up! Anyone else behind?

On Hold At The Library…
I have a mix of 6 books waiting for me to pick up

Watching…
I watched the season finale of Survivor and am not at all happy with who won.  I also watched the final 2 shows of The Big Bang Theory and loved both, but am so very very sad the show is over, it was one of my favorites ever! I guess I’m going to start binging it. I’m caught up with The Good Doctor 🙁   so I’m starting Manifest on YouTubeTV next

Mind Body Spirit…
I had blood work done at my doctors visit last week and go back the 28th for the results

In The Kitchen…
I’m not cooking today, we may go to Bahama Breeze or Longhorn Steakhouse

New To Me Stuff:
I’ve never been a fan of nachos, but when the Taco Bell Grande Nachos Box was added to the menu, I had to try. YUM! I LOVE IT! (The site says it’s $5 but where I live it’s $5.99)

Today’s To Do List…
Have to make a menu for the week, not one of my favorite things

Looking forward to…
In a few weeks my daughter will be starting summer vacation (she’s a paraprofessional teacher while she’s getting her master’s degree in education) so we’ll be able to go on day trips again, and I’ll also get to spend more time with my 2 youngest grandkids

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

– John 14:6

From the camera…

A lone flower in a big area, and a tiny butterfly finds it

May 052019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
84°, raining hard & very windy with a severe thunderstorm warning

Thankful…
That my son Anthony who has been sick since last Friday is feeling better

Reading…
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro

Listening To…
Still listening to Postcards from a Stranger by Imogen Clark, just getting to the good stuff

Books Needing Reviewed…
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Who Laid the Egg? by Audrey Sauble
I’m Fine And Neither Are You by Camille Pagan

On Hold At The Library…
I Ain’t Doin’ It: Unfiltered Thoughts From a Sarcastic Southern Sweetheartby Heather Land

Watching…
I plan on catching up with The Good Doctor as much as I can today. The last few episodes have been so good. I’m getting ready to start S2E5

Mind Body Spirit…
Going to the dr. on Friday to have blood work done

In The Kitchen…
Today: Sweet and Sticky Four Ingredient Chicken Drumsticks, Anastasia’s Best-Ever Baked Beans & Cole Slaw

New To Me Stuff:
I haven’t tried anything new this last week

Today’s To Do List…
Nothing much other than cooking supper, reading, tv

Looking forward to…
I’m hoping my son and I go on a road trip tomorrow,  if he’s feeling good enough of course

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

From the camera…

Jaspurr found the laptop fan & loves laying there so the warm air hits her

Apr 282019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
86° but feels hotter

Thankful…
Yesterday I went to the Sugarsand Festival in Clearwater with my son Jeremy and daughter in law Susie. Son Anthony was supposted to go with us but he had a sore throat and was coughing and just didn’t feel good 🙁  The sculptures were amazing and I definitely want to go back next year. We got to watch the sunset too which was so beautiful, one of the photos I took is below

Reading…
And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer And Longer by Richard Backman

Listening To…
Postcards from a Stranger by Imogen Clark

Books Needing Reviewed…
The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Who Laid the Egg? by Audrey Sauble
I’m Fine And Neither Are You by Camille Pagan

Next On My TBR List…
I Ain’t Doin’ It: Unfiltered Thoughts From a Sarcastic Southern Sweetheart by Heather Land

Watching…
On my “to watch list” is something my son and DIL told me about, TheDailyWoo’s Cross Country Road Trip: 8 States In 8 Days Challenge which is on YouTube. I’m going to watch it on the YouTube channel on Apple TV. They both enjoyed it and I love small town USA so I plan on watching it

Day One: Georgia 
Day Two: Alabama
Day Three: Mississippi
Day Four: Arkansas
Day Five:Oklahoma 
Day Six: Texas 
Day Seven: New Mexico
Day Eight: Arizona

Mind Body Spirit…
Still not sleeping good most nights but I’m feeling ok and not too tired during the day

In The Kitchen…
On the menu this week is fish, ham, BLT’s, & Meatloaf

New To Me Stuff:
I love Taco Bell’s Baja Blast. Well now they have Baja Blast Zero. It’s not quite as good, but I still like it and it has no carbs!

Today’s To Do List…
I worked this morning and plan to relax the rest of the day, I did all but one load of laundry on my day off (Friday) so I only have one load left to do today

Looking forward to…
Going to St. Augustine in June with my daughter Kilah, her husband Harley, grandkids Harley Jr. & Alecia, and Harley’s mom and dad

A Favorite Bible Verse…
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
Nahum 1:7

From the camera…

Apr 212019
 

 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
It’s a cool 55° and the high is supposed to be 77°. The sky is a beautiful shade of blue with only a few fluffy clouds here and there. No sounds except for a few chickens talking back and forth.

Thankful…
To Tina for the Boz Scaggs ticket. The concert was really good and my daughter and I had a great time. Brought back a lot of memories of my younger years. My daughter was familiar with him and loved some of his songs so she enjoyed herself too. She was the youngest person there that we saw other than one man who was about her age lol!

I told you last week that we planned on going to the Sugarsand Festival the day after the concert. Well, we tried. There was 100% chance of rain that was predicted to start around 1pm. We got there at 11:00 and as soon as we reached the sand it started raining and lightening and the wind picked up so much that it was hard for me to not be blown over. My weather app said there were tornado watches out for the area and it sure did look like it was possible. My daughter and I hooked arms and finally made our way back to the car. We were both dripping from the rain and our shoes were covered with wet sand. Mine had filled up with sand too. I was so sad to be so close and still not see the sculptures, but we’re going to try and go back on the 28th, which is the last day.

Reading…
Still reading (slowly) Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood

 The Wonder of Lost Causes by Nick Trout for a May 14th TLC Book Tours review

Listening To…
I have 2 hrs. left of I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán

Watching…
Tina posted yesterday about the movie The Dish and it sounds really good so I’ll me watching it tonight if I can find it.

Mind Body Spirit…
I put some Icy Hot on the back of my knee and it stopped hurting almost immediately and didn’t hurt again until today so I need to put more on it. I’m eating a lot less carbs and signed up for emeals to help me with finding recipes that suit my needs better. My DIL uses it and loves it so I thought I’d give it a try.

 The Kitchen…
Slowly getting everything where I want it to make it more efficient.

New To Me Stuff:
Smucker’s Sugar Free Syrup which I had for the first time Friday when my daughter and I stopped at a restaurant to get breakfast. We both got 2 wheat pancakes and we asked for sugar free syrup and that’s what they brought us. It was so good that I came home and put a bottle in my Amazon Prime cart. I rarely eat pancakes (it’s been years since I had any) but we saw them on the menu and they looked so good. I also added a wheat pancake mix to the cart that has only 6 carbs for each pancake.

Today’s To Do List…
Going to spend some time with family, see a movie and who knows what else

Looking forward to…
Hopefully actually getting to see the sculptures next Sunday at the Sugarsand Festival

A Favorite Bible Verse…
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
Psalm 133:1

From the camera…

From the parking lot at the Sugarsand Festival

It’s raining hard and that’s why the photo is blurry

Apr 142019
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
I’m late writing this post up because I worked this morning, it’s 3:00 now and the temp. is 90° and not expected to get much hotter. It does seem hotter than 90° though. I’m missing the colder weather.

Thankful…
As I said in my post last week, my daughter started feeling a little better,  but then she started getting worse and worse, so she went back to her dr. Monday morning. The dr. immediately called an ambulance to take her to the hospital because her infection had spread.  They filled her up with antibotic  IV’s and pills and she started feeling a little better. She was released after a few days and is continuing to get better. Still a ways to go but things are much better than they were.

Reading… 
Still reading (slowly) Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood.

Listening To…
I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán.

Watching…
Some new to me shows, a few documentaries, and HGTV.

Mind Body Spirit…
My most steps for a day last week was 13, 358. I’m eating a lot less carbs, drinking water, decaf coffee with vanilla caramel creamer, and once in a while a no caffeine sugar free pop.

In The Kitchen…
Tonight my son wants Pizza Eggs since we have some left over pizza. It’s a recipe my daughter in law told me about a few months ago. She saw it via a couple whom she follows on YouTube that does theme park videos. Here is a recipe, but she doesn’t make it that way. She cuts up the whole pizza slices crust and all, warms in a skillet and then scrambles some eggs in it, mixing it all up. It doesn’t sound too great but it’s really good.

New To Me Stuff:
Last night we went to a Mexican restaurant and my daughter in law ordered a Mexican drink called Horchata. I had never tried it, in fact I had never heard of it because I usually order my regular drink and have never even looked at the drinks on a Mexican menu. She told me it was rice water with cinnamon and told me to try it. It was so good! I’ll be ordering it from time to time. Have you tried it? If so, do you like it?

Today’s To Do List…
My youngest son and my daughter in law (oldest son’s wife) went to IKEA yesterday and I bought a few thing for my bedroom so I spent some time deciding where to put it, then I started a load of towels which I still have to put in the dryer and then wash some work clothes. I also plan on watching some tv and maybe read a bit.

Looking forward to…
Thursday my daughter and I are going to a Boz Scaggs concert in Sarrasota (thank you Tina) and then we’re  staying the night atSt. Pete beach. When we wake up Friday morning we’ll be spending some time walking the beach, and then going to the Sugarsand Festival in Clearwater. We are so excited!

A Favorite Bible Verse…

From the camera…

Apr 072019
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
I live in the city limits of a small town and we have chickens that run around freely. Right now one of them (yes, hens can crow too) is letting us know it’s time to wake up. It’s 67° right now, supposed to get up to 90°, and no rain is expected.

Thankful…
That my daughter is feeling much better, she had a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic.

Reading…
Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood. Picking it up Tuesday.

Listening To…
Fat Chance by Nick Spalding

Watching…
I had never watched The Good Doctor so last night I decided to watch the  pilot episode and it was really good so I watched the first 3 episodes and will watch the rest to get caught up.

Mind Body Spirit…
I found a meditation app called Insight Timer that I really like.

In The Kitchen…
Not sure what today’s menu is, but a few Keto recipes throughout the week.

New To Me Stuff:
I was at WM one day and saw a discount cart so I wondered over and took a look to check it out. I saw something I have never seen before and it kinda grossed me out. There were two boxes of coffee. Mushroom Coffee. Yes, mushroom coffee, the brand was Four Sigmatic.  What? Have you ever heard of this before? No, I did not buy them. Yuck!

 To Do List…
I got my car washed a few days ago but the only thing I did inside it was vacuumn, so today I plan on cleaning the inside. I also have laundry to do and need to shampoo the rug in my bedroom. Then I plan on watching a documentary and read.

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Proverbs 12:25
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

From the camera…

Mar 312019
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
81° and a sky full of big fluffy clouds. There’s a slight breeze but it feels hotter than 81°

Thankful…
For having tomorrow off so I can go through more of my kitchen stuff. Before we moved I had a huge kitchen and dining room with a lot of cabinets and drawers and a big panrty. Now my kitchen is a lot smaller so I’m deciding what I want to keep in the kitchen and what can stay in boxes in the garage until my son builds me a pantry off the kitchen.

Reading…
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman which is waiting for me at the library.  Unfortunately it’s closed on Sun. & Mon. so I’ll pick it up on Tuesday.

Listening To…
Getting ready to start What I Talk about When I Talk about Running by Haruki Murakami.

Watching…
I’ve been on a documentary kick lately and tomorrow I plan on watching The Far Green Country.

Mind Body Spirit…
Need more sleep, need to drink more water, need to go to the beach.

In The Kitchen…
Tonight I’m making pork chops, mashed potatoes & corn, and pork stuffing.

New To Me Stuff:
I tried some Japanese candy that a friend at work gave me and it was really good, it tasted like Guava.

Looking forward to…
Next weekend because I have Friday, Saturday, & Sunday off.

A Favorite Bible Verse…
1 Corinthians 16:14 
Let all that you do be done in love.

From the camera…
Tina, this is my countertop. You can’t see them but there are bits of sparkles in it. The name is Luna Pearl.

Mar 242019
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
77° right now and the low tonight is expected to be 51°. The last week or so has been colder than it should be for this time of year but I guess the weather is off everywhere. It is warm during the day, but I can’t wait the nights to be warmer.

Reading…
I plan on reading Inside Tornadoes (Inside Series) by Mary Kay Carson later today. I’ve been watching some documentaries and one of them was about tornadoes. Even though this is a children’s book I think I’ll like it.

Listening To…
The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey which is not a genre I usually read but I’m really enjoying it.

Watching…
A few days ago I read a blog post by Paula and she said she watched the true crime documentary Abducted In Plain Sight. She said people warned her that she’d be saying “what the hell” a lot and that they were right. Since I love true crime, I watched it. I couldn’t believe those people! Over and over they kept doing and saying things that had me shaking my head and saying “are you kidding me?, what the heck were they thinking?, or what’s the matter with them?” Unreal!

Mind Body Spirit… 
I’m getting a lot of steps and working out almost every day. For some reason my sleep pattern is out of whack so that I’ve been getting really sleepy in the afternoon and then not sleepy at all when I need to be going to sleep. Thankfully I’m used to just sleeping a few hours at a time because of taking care of my husband for almost 30 years. Still, I wish I could sleep a full 6-8 hours each night.

In The Kitchen…
This week I plan on making a pork tenderloin, rotisserie chicken, pork chops with apples & stuffing, and I don’t know what else.

New To Me Stuff:
I saw some Quaker Protein Instant Banana Nut Oatmeal in the store a few days ago and thought I’d try it since I love Banana Nut bread. Ugh! Not so good!

Random Question…
What are some things that most people don’t know about you?

Looking forward To…
Having Tues. & Wed. off work after a long stretch of working every day.

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Psalm 37:8-9
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. 9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

From the camera…

Mar 102019
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
63° with a slight chance of rain and a high of 87°

Thankful…
That we finally got moved! My son Anthony did a total remodel and it took for ev er since he could only work on the house on the weekends. This was the first time he’s ever done any type of work like this and I’m so proud of him, he did a great job! I’m also so very thankful for my son Jeremy, daughter in law Susie, and their 2 kids. They live next door and let us stay with them while we finished up the house so we could move in. They helped us paint the inside of the house, and Susie put almost all of the tv stands, dressers, beds etc.  that we bought from IKEA together by herself.  She also did most of the trim by herself. Anthony hooked up my washer and dryer yesterday so I’m thrilled! I’ve still been  using Jeremy and Susie’s.

Reading…
Not much, I seem to be in a print reading slump and I’m about 5 books behind on reviews.

Listening To…
Melinda and the Wild West: A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho #1
by Linda Weaver Clarke

Watching…
Same shows as I usually do but am patiently waiting for The Village to start on the 19th.

Mind Body Spirit…
Other than work I’ve not been doing much other than unpacking and figuring out where to put stuff. It’s hard moving to a house that’s 1/3 of what you used to live in.

In The Kitchen…
It took way longer than I thought it would to get the measuring for the granite countertop done, and then for them to install it, but it’s done now and I’m loving it! Tina, I’ll take a photo of the granite and try to post it next week.

New To Me Stuff:
Jeremy & Susie are eating the Keto way so while staying with them that’s what we ate. I really liked it and so did Anthony so we’re sticking with it.

Looking forward to…
Going to a Boz Scaggs concert next month, thank you Tina!

A Favorite Bible Verse…
“He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.”
Psalm 62:6

From the camera…

Jan 132019
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside… 
Right now it’s 77° with a 10% chance of rain towards afternoon

Thankful…
That I got to spend the day with my daughter Kilah and youngest granddaughter Alecia yesterday. We went to the Florida Artists Gallery, a small gallery in a nearby town that showcases local artists and offers a variety of classes. I was looking for an ocean scene to buy.  I decided on one that had a long pier jutting out of the water and a bunch of sandpipers on the beach. My daughter bought one of an old farm house because she loves old buildings. Of course we also went out to eat and shopping

Reading…
The Lido by Libby Page (hardcover) & The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker (Kindle)

Listening To…
Will start Nell and Lady by Ashley Farley Tuesday

Watching…
Later today I plan on watching the movie Tai Mai

Mind Body Spirit…
Any of you know of a meditation app that you’d recommend?

In The Kitchen…
Today I’ll make a hamburger for my son and I’ll eat a hamburger patty and we’ll both eat a vegetable

New To Me Stuff:
Today I tried a Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha that I bought the last time I grocery shopped…it was ok but I like the Starbucks Frappuccino Caramel Coffee much better

This Week…
Tomorrow I take my dog Kaiyo to the groomer and after that she goes to the vet to get her yearly check up

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert
Isaiah 43:19

From the camera…

Jan 062019
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
63° with a slight breeze and a clear blue sky. High is supposed to be 71°

Thankful…
That my sister in law is healing from her surgery quickly

Reading…
The Lido by Libby Page

Listening To…
Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani, may be a DNF, haven’t decided yet

Watching…
After I got my fill of Christmas movies I started binging season 1 of The Big Bang Theory and am now on season 2. I’ll keep watching it but now that my regular shows are back on I’m also watching them

Body Mind Spirit…
I’m still working on a health/fitness plan

In The Kitchen…
This week we’ll be having BLT’s, almond crusted pork chops, meatloaf, chicken curry with lentils

New To Me Stuff:
I tried  Goldfish Cheddar Crackers and they were pretty good so I want to try the other flavors too

This Week…
I have next Sat., Sun., & Mon. off so this week I’ll be thinking about what I want to do

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Let all that you do be done in love
1 Corinthians 16:14

From the camera…

Manatees at Silver Springs

 

Dec 162018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
The high is supposed to be 68° with a 10% chance of rain. I hope it doesn’t because we’ll be outside a lot today

Thankful…
We didn’t have any flooding like was predicted

Reading…
The Christmas Club by Barbara Hinske

Listening To…
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, narrated by Tim Curry

Watching…
I’m still hooked on Christmas movies

Fitness…
Trying to find some online challenges, not having much luck

In The Kitchen…
Eating out today but tomorrow I’m making BLT’s

Looking Forward To…
My work Christmas party is on the 18. We drew names and I still haven’t bought a gift

Today’s To-Do List…
My two sons, my daughter in law, and maybe my two oldest grandkids are going to Disney Springs

One Of My Favorite Things:
I tried Taco Bell’s Power Menu Bowl  for the first time today and  it was so good that I know I’ll be eating it a lot

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee
Isaiah 26:3

From the camera…

Dec 022018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
74° with an expected high of 82°, sky is a very light blue with soft wispy clouds

Thankful…
That my friends husband won’t loose his site after his retina detached from his eye

Reading…
Elevation by Stephen King

Listening To…
A Christmas Flower by Bryan Mooney

Watching…
Christmas movies, which I rarely do, but this year I’m craving them

Fitness…
It’s cooler now so it’s time to get the bikes out and start riding the trails

In The Kitchen…
Tomorrow I’m making a big pot of spaghetti

Today’s To-Do List…
Going to Longhorn Steakhouse with family

One of my favorite things:
ZEISS Lens Cleaning Wipes, the keep my glasses and phone screen so clean

Looking forward to…
Going out to eat with family and maybe a movie

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

From the camera…

Nov 182018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
77° now but a high of 80° expected around 2pm, clear skies and tonight’s low of 57°

Thankful…
that I have tomorrow and Tuesday off work

Reading…
Elevation by Stephen King

Listening To…
As soon as I finish The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani I plan on starting Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Watching…
Yesterday I watched the movie Wonder based on the book by  by R.J. Palacio, great movie!

Mind Body Soul…
A new website I really like – Mind Body Green

In The Kitchen…
Taco Salad

Today’s To-Do List…
I worked this morning so now I plan to just relax with a tv show or two and/or a book

One of my favorite things:
International Delights Caramel Macchiato, it’s full of yumminess!

Looking forward to…
Spending Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family, my son in law’s parents, and son Anthony. Son Jeremy and his family are going to Pennsylvania (happy for them, sad for me)

Question…
Are you looking forward to a specific food on Thanksgiving?
My answer: Nope, I love it all!

A Favorite Bible Verse…

I saw this on FB. Sorry I can’t remember who posted it.

From the camera…

One of my favorite walking trails

Nov 112018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
Lately there have been a few tornado’s and one touched down near our house. There is a tree outside my bedroom that was planted just before we moved here in 1999 and it’s really tall. Limbs kept breaking off because of the high wind and some hit the roof and some fell to the ground. It was very loud, freaked me, my dog and cats out.

Thankful…
That there wasn’t any more damage

Reading…
Perched on the Edge: Poems and Songs for Everyday by Lowell a Anderson, a blogger buddy

Listening To…
The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani

Watching…
A Million Little Things which Paula posted about on her blog
Smidgens, Snippets & Bits-SO GOOD!

Fitness…
I’ve found some new recipes to try and since it’s cooler I’d like to start walking outside some and maybe talk my kids/grandkids into going to one of the local trails to ride our bikes

In The Kitchen…
Eating out today

Today’s To-Do List…
Reading, tv, snuggling with my animals, making a list of meals for the week

One of my favorite things:
Daylight coming early, yeah I know a lot of people don’t like it but I do

Looking forward to…
Picking up Elevation by Stephen King that’s waiting for me at the library  (it doesn’t have the highest rating but I’m still excited to read it)

Question…
What’s your favorite Christmasy book?

A Favorite Bible Verse…
bible-verses

From the camera…

 

Nov 042018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
58° but the humidity is 88% so it feels like 66°,  expected high of 78°

Thankful…
that I got to spend yesterday with family

Reading…
Today I’m going to read a children’s book, I’ll Follow the Moon by Stephanie Lisa Tara

Listening To…
I’m a little over half way through In Pieces by Sally Field

Watching…
Still watching This Is Us, one of the best shows ever!!!

Mind Body Soul… 
I’m loving Meditation apps

In The Kitchen…
Sirloin Tip Oven Roast, honey gold potatoes, carrots

Today’s To-Do List…
No plans today

One of my favorite things:
Nectarines, I love them!

A Favorite Bible Verse…

From the camera…

Oct 282018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
73° with low humidity, loving this cooler weather

Thankful…
That I had last weekend off and got to spend time with my kids and grandkids

Reading…
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

Listening To…
In Pieces by Sally Field

Watching…
I plan to start watching The Kids Are Alright today

Fitness… 
Would like to find something new to do, maybe kayaking

In The Kitchen…
Today it’s KFC

Today’s To-Do List…
Figuring out what meals to make this week

One of my favorite things:
A cold bottle of water

Looking forward to…
Having next weekend off

A Link I Want To Share
Attack Of The Cute

Question…
What did you do last weekend?
My answer: I went to Silver Springs

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
– Proverbs 3:5-6

From the camera…

Oct 072018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
85° but the humidity is 80% so it feels like 92°, thankfully the high is only supposed to be 88°

Thankful…
for a son who can help me with techy stuff

Reading…
Still reading, very slowly, A Flair for Chardonnay (Sadie Kramer Flair #1) by Deborah Garner

Listening To…
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – so good!

Watching…
The Cool Kids – the cast is perfect and it’s so funny!

Fitness…
Getting a lot of steps etc. and eating good

In The Kitchen…
Today I’m making a pot of Baby Lima Beans with Clifty Farm Country Ham Pcs. for Seasoning from Publix & Cornbread

Today’s To-Do List…
Same as usual: reading, laundry, tv

One of my favorite things:
lazy days like today

Looking forward to…
My son Anthony and I have been working a lot and and we need a little fun so I see a family adventure soon – just have to decide where to go/what to do

A Link I Want To Share
Humans Of New York – I love this site! It’s also on Instagram

Question…
What is one of your favorite outdoor activity?
My answer: Bike riding, when it’s cool enough

A Favorite Bible Verse…

From the camera…

I rarely see leaves change so when I saw these with their fall colors I had to pull over and take a photo

Sep 302018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
91°, slightly cloudy, slight breeze, and very quiet other than a car zooming past now and then

Thankful…
that I have today off after a 12 day stretch at work

Reading…
A Flair for Chardonnay (Sadie Kramer Flair #1) by Deborah Garner

Listening To…
I only have an hour left of  Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Watching…
I plan on watching the first episode of this season’s Survivor today

Fitness…
I worked so much last week & so much exercise there that I didn’t do much when I got home

In The Kitchen…
Eating out today, tomorrow I’ll make Cubed Steak, mashed potatoes & corn

Today’s To-Do List…
I did all the laundry etc. yesterday after work so that I could just relax today so I plan on watching some tv,  finish a current read or both , cuddling with my dog and cats

One of my favorite things:
It’s Lovebug  & rainy season in Florida so right now I’m loving Rain-X Bug Remover Windshield Washer Fluid and Rain-X Water Repellency Wiper Blades

Looking forward to…
Checking out all the new shows coming out on Netflix

A Favorite Bible Verse…

From the camera…

Sep 162018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
88° with a slight breeze and scattered white fluffy clouds

Thankful…
Most of the friends that live in Florence’s path have reported they are safe, still waiting to hear from a few of them

Reading…
A Flair for Chardonnay (Sadie Kramer Flair #1) by Deborah Garner

Listening To…
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Watching…
Season 1 of Ugly Delicious

Fitness/Health…
I found my favorite tai-chi/chi-gong dvd’s so maybe…

In The Kitchen…
Going through everything deciding what to keep

Today’s To-Do List…
Laundry & relaxing

One of my favorite things:
My cat Jaspurr wanting some lovin’ every morning

Looking forward to…
Cooler weather and lower humidity

Question…
Where did you grow up?
My answer: Columbus, Ohio

A Favorite Bible Verse…

From the camera…